Connected Dance Convention

Connected Showcase and Freestyle Competition

Our Friday Evening Event Features:


 Not a part of a group? Then the FREESTYLE BATTLE is for you. This is your chance to take the floor and show your individual skills. This BATTLE is strictly FREESTYLE.


  • All freestyle dancers must be registered for the convention.
  • Dancers performing in the freestyle battle must wear their convention wristbands during the battle.
  •  Dancers will freestyle to music played by the staff.
  • 3 Categories: Junior, Teen & Senior.
  • Anything goes! (hip hop, clogging, contemporary- you name it!)
  • Two to three rounds of battling with prizes awarded for all levels.
  • $20 per dancer to participate in the Freestyle battle.



Our Saturday Evening Event Features:


The PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE is your opportunity to perform in a non competitive environment and receive feedback from the country’s top choreographers and a Connected Performance Award Certificate.

Here’s your chance to be seen by and receive feedback from the convention’s top choreographers. Our showcase is a non-competitive and very supportive environment where your dancers can perform without the pressure of a competition.  These performances can be a group dance, solo, duo, or trio performing any style of dance.  Performances will receive a written critique at the end of the convention.


We offer a limited number of Showcase spots.

  • All showcase dancers must be registered for the convention.
  • Dancers performing in the showcase must wear their convention wristbands during the showcase.Performances may be a solo, duo/duet, trio, or group.
  • Studios may submit more than one dance but must pay $25 per dancer per dance/$50 for solos.  
  • Performances may consist of any style of dance
  • Each performance is limited to 3 MINUTES. Songs exceeding 3 minutes will be faded out.
  • All performances must turn in a master CD and back-up on Saturday  by noon or they can e-mail their music 1 week or more prior to the event to:  (.WAV or .Mp3 only and still bring a CD back-up)
  • No dangerous or elaborate props may be used and any props must be moved on and off quickly.

Performances must be free of vulgar lyrics, gestures, and inappropriate clothing.

10142 Crescent Road, Glade Spring, VA 24340 - 276.466.0400-

 Executive Directors: Kim Fore and Shauna Godwin, 

10142 Crescent Road, Glade Spring, VA 24340 - 276.466.0400-

Club Connected


What better way to spend your Friday night than with Club Connected? Registered dancers & parents who will be attending Connected can attend for $3.00 to enjoy pizza and music with friends and family by the Holiday Inn Convention Center’s outdoor pool.

Please note that there is a $5 admission fee for anyone not registered for Connected.  Parents who do not have a VIP wristband must also pay the $5 admission fee.  Proceeds from Club Connected will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  So join us after the Freestyle battle on Friday night until 10:30pm for food and lots of fun. 




Sample Weekend Schedule


This as a sample for the weekend- participants will receive a detailed schedule at the event. 

 6:00 p.m. Early Check-In 
 6:30-7:30 p.m. Master Class For Registered Dancers and Teachers
 7:45 p.m. Freestyle Battle
 8:00 a.m. Registration/Check-In
 9:00 a.m.  Warm-Ups
 9:15 a.m.  Class
 10:15 a.m. Class
 11:15 a.m. Break
    11:30 a.m.  Class
 12:30 p.m. Lunch
 1:30 p.m. Class
 2:30 p.m. Class
 7:00 p.m. Performance Showcase
 9:00 a.m. Class
 10:00 a.m. Class
 11:00 a.m. Break
 11:30 p.m. Class
 12:30 p.m. Lunch
 1:30 p.m. Class
   2:15 p.m.   Class 
 3:00 p.m

 Faculty Showcase and Award Ceremony